The year was 1977. A blending of the Bach preparation method with the Indian sage Paramhansa Yogananda’s interpretations of the psychological and spiritual qualities of foods began to form Spirit-in-Nature Essences.
Developed in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains just north of Nevada City, California, by founder Lila Devi, these 20 essences have since gained worldwide recognition as the oldest flower essence line within the U.S. and outside the U.K.
In this rugged desert climate, wild blackberries thrive along winding footpaths and a prolific apple orchard provides tasty snacks for wandering herds of deer. Blossoms are gathered primarily from the gardens and orchards at Ananda Village
. The first yogi to live in the West, the Indian master teacher Yogananda is best known for his spiritual classic, Autobiography of A Yogi, published in over 2 dozen languages. Fresh fruits and vegetables are filled with life force, Yogananda said – and even more so with the blossoms, or the reproductive system of the plant. If the cherry fruit contains the "vibrational vitamin" of cheerfulness, it is the cherry flower that contains the highest concentration of this subtle energy. "I’ve been taking vitamins all my life,"
said a flower essence client, "and I always forget to take them. But on the Spirit-in-Nature Essences, I can’t wait to take my next dosage. They are really shifting things for me. They’re affecting me very strongly."
Practitioners and lay people alike find that Spirit-in-Nature Essences
help to activate a wide range of psycho-spiritual strengths. Much like the plucking of a string on a musical instrument, other strings of the same note will vibrate as well on that same sounding board. Based on the law of "sympathetic resonance," flower essences strike a similar note in our consciousness – stimulating ennobling qualities that lie within our nature. Holistic healing, at its best, supports the entire living being by strengthening its life force, which is the true healer. Flower essences are one such method. As Hippocrates, considered the father of Western medicine, said nearly 2,000 years ago, "Our natures are the physicians of diseases."
They are also the harbingers of our health.
Spirit-in-Nature Essences have been researched for over 4 decades, including a pioneering biofeedback study by the late Dr. Jeffrey Cram. We receive countless direct testimonials from flower essence users about their clients, families, friends, pets, and plants.